Online ordering is finally here! Now you have the ultimate flexibility to get what you want when you want it. Whether you are trying to finish a project and realized you a bit short on something or you are inspired and don’t have time for a workshop, you can now go to http://stampingwithjennifer.stampinup.net and click the Shop Now button in the upper right hand corner.
By accessing the online ordering catalog from my website , you will recieve:
the lower catalog prices,
have the chance to earn Stampin’ Rewards!
Workshops and parties are a great way to learn new techniques and spend times with friends, but if you just want to get an order in or finish out your wishlist from home – online ordering is ready when you are!
For the first time, Stampin’ Up! has offered a 15% discount on brand new stamps when they first came out. One of the stamps on sale was Pocket Silhouettes and when I saw them, I thought they would be so versatile and I had to take advantage of the sale. Since it was one of the sets I kept out of the moving boxes, I decided to try them out on a couple cards.
Both of these cards were simple designs and the vintage violet card was designed by accident. 🙂 I was trying to figure out what kind of design to make and when picking up scraps I ended up setting them down in a layout close to the end result and the rest built from there.
So, I had a card that I really wanted to case that used many of the same elements as my card below. However, that card was pink and black and I’ve found that most of the examples I’ve been drawn to lately are pink and brown or black. So, I thought that I would try out the new In Color blues instead of pink. They are really nice blues and go well together, but once I started stamping, I thought it got a bit busy and I had cut some of the pieces bigger than I thought so it was time to start re-engineering the design. I’m beginning to think this will be a common experience. 🙂 Once I changed up the layout, I decided it was still missing something and since the only extra accessories I had were brads, they got added for a little extra shine.
One note with brads, I highly recommend putting them through all of the layers of the white, blue, and black cardstock first and then affix the stack to the base cardstock with stampin’ dimentionals. I started out only putting them through the white and blue paper but then had a hard time gluing the set to the black cardstock.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, Heard from the Heart Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Basic Black Paper: Whisper white CS, Baja Breeze CS, Pacific Point CS, Basic Black CS Accessories: Silver brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals Images copyright 1990–2008 Stampin’ Up!
The Big Shot is here! After a couple months of anticipation, the Big Shot is now available for ordering! This tool is great for not only scrapbooking and cardmaking but also can be used for a number of other home decor or craft project due to the large number of materials it can cut. From metal to fabric, this tool can just about cut it all.
Stampin’ Up has put together some special starter kits to get you started right. These kits give you everything you need to get started with all the hardware and 4 exclusive dies. Plus, order one of these starter kits from me and not only will you get a free stamp set and at least $15 in free product, but I will also include a free pack of paper of your choice from the current Idea Book and Catalog!
Starter Kit Options:
1 – Special Edition Starter Kit
(BigShot Machine, Multipurpose Platform and Pads, 2 Stampin’ Up! Bigz Dies, 1 Stampin’ Up! Sizzlets 4-pack, 1 Stampin Up! Decorative Strip, Decorative Strip Cutting Pads and Extended Spacer Platform)
2 – Special Editioin Starter Kit with Bag
(includes everything in kit 1 plus you get a cute doctor’s bag that is made to fit the BigShot, pads, and dies so that it is all together and ready to go when you are)
See all the details and even more designs available here
Approved Materials to use with the BigShot
Light weight steel
Aircraft plywood (1/64″)
Mat board (adhesive or none)
Foam with chipboard (.1)
Fine sandpaper (.00)
Extra thick template plastic
Plastic canvas (7 mesh)
Friendly (jewelry) plastic
100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax)
I have seen a number of really cool cards that use color blocking for their backgrounds. I’ve been wanted to try to create one myself for a while but it wasn’t until I got concentrated card making time that I got to try it out. These layouts are great for using up scraps and are super versatile depending on the color combinations you use.
After arriving at my MIL’s house, one night we were talking about how I had become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. She was curious about stamping and card making but didn’t know what to do, so I helped her design and put together her first card. It is a simple card but looks nice in real life.
Sorry for the long lag in writing! This whole cross-country move thing has been much more complicated than I thought! 🙂 My whole house has been packed up and in a truck for the last week, and my DH, myself, and our 3 cats have been staying at my MIL’s house until it was time for us to move to our new home in Portland. I managed to set aside a small bag worth of stamping supplies thinking I was going to have lots of time to use them but boy was I wrong. It wasn’t until last night that I was able to really start pulling them out. It was an interesting challange to see what I could make with the limited supplies I had. However, in the end I think I have a number of simple cards that I’m pretty happy with. I’ll be posting them over the next week as I finish my transition to Portland and unbury my craft room. Hope you like them!
My new order is in and boy am I excited. Sadly, it showed up just before the packers and movers showed up at my house so I only really had time to mount my stamps and gawk at all the goodies before most of it went away. However, I was smart and kept aside a bag full of stamping items so I will be able to play with some of my new supplies while waiting for the movers to deliver my craft room to Portland.
Coming soon – projects with the new filigree brads, awesome rub-ons, some new stamps including Baroque Motifs (I’ve been eyeing it forever and can’t wait to try it out!), and the scallop square punch. I’m sure there is more, but I know I won’t be able to keep away from those items.
After a very busy evening (yay! sold our couch!) I forced myself to take some time for stamping. I’ve wanted to every night and since I promised earlier, I figured I had to make it happen. 🙂 Tonight I tried to go for something that was a bit on the simpler side and at the same time thought I would try again for a get well card. This came together easily and used a minimal amount of supplies.
Just wanted to post a quick note to say sorry for the delay in posts. Sorting our house in anticipation of our move has taken longer than I thought and has taken up my last few nights. However, check back this evening…I promise to post new card ideas!
I haven’t been able to do much stamping this weekend as my hubby and I have been sorting most of our house in preparation for our move to Portland. While going through my office, I realized just how many retired stamp sets I have and decided that I ought to clear out some of the old to make room for the new stamps that are on their way to my house now. I have 11 sets for sale, some of which are brand new and unmounted! Email me if you are interested in any of them. I will happily mount the unmounted sets for you if you would prefer.
Last weekend my grandma had surgery on her foot and has been a lot less mobile and in a lot more pain than she expected. I wanted to start sending her cards to try to cheer her up while she recovered and had a great idea for a card using the new Sock Monkey stamp set. Unfortunately, as I started stamping and cutting paper, the card just wasn’t shaping up how I hoped. But after two nights of tweaking the card, it is now a birthday card and I’m happy with the results. Now for attempt two of a get well card.
Stamps: Sock Monkey, Wow Flowers Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pink Pirouette Paper: Very Vanilla CS, Pink Pirouette CS, Real Red CS, Brilliant Blue CS, Real Red DSP (retired) Accessories: Aqua pen, Stampin Write markers, hemp twine, pop up glue dots, Stampin dimensionals